- The Memory of Paper
- Our history is a curious story. A story intimately connected to the history of paper. Paper remembers
our stories, keeps them safe, and brings back memories. Think about an origami piece you made for
your mother as a child; A funny post-it note left on your fridge by a good friend; The napkin with a coffee ring on it saved from the sweet first date. I wish all these items lasted forever.
- Paper, like a moment, is a precious thing; fragile, fleeting, transitory and easily destroyed. I played with techniques and materials to make paper immortal. I created a new world, where I make the rules, break them, and play.
- I capture the memory of paper in real timelessness; to combine the vulnerability of paper and the permanency of porcelain. Porcelain, virtually immune to the passing of time and also the medium
I know best.
- In a self developed process I explored the dualistic timeless nature of paper and find new ways of creating. This way I directly transfer the feeling of its surface, its thinness, colour and creases into
its new existence.
During this process we all worked together: the paper, the fire, the porcelain and me - I start, they finish - and as the paper burns away the final imprint is made. Like reincarnation the paper is reborn as porcelain, still carrying the beloved characteristics of paper. The paper is gone, forever here, a memory is saved for ever.